Digital Health Week: November 29-December 5
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This week, nine out of 10 doctors gave this helpful advice: “You’re on mute.”
And that’s reason to celebrate. Although in-person visits will always remain a cornerstone of care, there are many reasons patients might opt for a virtual visit:
- Safe access to care during a public health emergency
- Challenges arranging daycare or time off work
- Mobility issues
- Prescription renewal
- Need to ask their health care provider a question
- Support managing an ongoing health issue
- Live in a remote region
What does access to digital health mean for Canadians this week? We broke down the numbers.1
This week, 350,000 people went to their health provider without leaving their house.
This week, 250,000 people got a prescription without getting a piece a paper.
This week, 450,000 Canadians took a step forward without taking any steps at all.
Participate in Digital Health Week
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Join a Digital Health Week event
- Greg's Wings Projects Webinar: Creating the Conditions to Optimize Virtual Care: A conversation with Dr. Ewan Affleck Nov. 29, 7 p.m. ET
- #HCLDR tweet chat Nov. 30, 8:30-9:30 p.m. ET
- 2021 Women Leaders in Digital Health Announcement Nov. 30
- Partnership Conference Dec. 1
- Digital Health Canada Webinar Wednesdays: Influencers and the Influenced: engaging online with purpose Dec. 1, 12-1
- eHealth Centre of Excellence webinar: Clinical burnout: an epidemic within a pandemic. How can digital health help? Dec. 2, 12-1 p.m.
Digital Health Learning Program
Want to learn more about digital health? We’ve pulled together resources to help you understand the basics of virtual care and help answer your questions about your health data.
Canadian Digital Health Survey
Every year, Infoway conducts a national survey to explore Canadians’ attitudes about and adoption of digital health.
Which digital health technologies are Canadians using and how do they feel about them? How have the tools increased access to care and improved Canadians’ ability to manage their health? Explore the results of our survey.
1Canadian Digital Health Survey: What Canadians Think, Canada Health Infoway. 2021.
Base: All respondents (n=12,052); total virtual encounters (n=85,558 visits).
*Virtual encounters include visits with a health care provider, calls to a teletriage or nurse call line, and completing an online health assessment.
**Health providers includes family physicians, specialist physicians, general practitioners at a walk-in clinic, teletriage line/nurse call line, and other regulated health care professionals such as midwives and dentists.
Canadian population over the age of 15 is 32M. Statistics Canada. Table 17-10-0005-01. Population estimates on July 1st, by age and sex.